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9 Aug 2016

EXCLUSIVE: 150 courses unaccredited in Nigerian universities —SEE FULL LIST

At least 150 undergraduate academic programmes in Nigeria’s public and private universities are unaccredited, PREMIUM TIMES  report today.

According to the 2016 accreditation status report by the National Universities Commission (NUC), exclusively obtained by this newspaper, the unaccredited courses are domiciled in 37 of 143 universities in the country.
The Quality Assurance Department of the NUC is in charge of accrediting courses in the universities.
For a course to be accredited, the NUC says, it must meet the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) that has been drawn up by the commission.
Such a course, officials say, must have qualified faculty members, good learning environment and adequate teaching materials – equipment, books and journals.
The NUC says accreditation of courses is necessary to ensure “employers and other members of the community that Nigerian graduates of all academic programmes have attained an acceptable level of competency in their areas of specialization.”
The commission says it is also important to certify courses to assure “the international community that the programmes offered in Nigerian Universities are of high standards and that graduates of the institutions are adequate for employment and further studies.”
According to the NUC, pre-accreditation activities include drawing up a list of academic programmes to be certified, compilation of list of panel chairmen/members, time-tabling, budgeting and organizing the accreditation coordination meeting for panel chairmen and members in a simulation workshop.
The post-accreditation activities, according to the commission, include analyzing accreditation reports (technical and administrative), ranking of programmes and universities based on their accreditation status, publishing of accreditation status of programmes, issuance of certificates to programmes that earned Full and Interim accreditation results.
PREMIUM TIMES’ analysis of the accreditation result for 2016 showed that 150 courses are currently unaccredited in 13 federal universities, 16 state universities and eight private universities in the country.
The affected universities include universities such as the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; University of Benin, University of Jos, University of Calabar and the University of Abuja which has 15 of its courses, including Law, unaccredited.
See full list of unaccredited courses and their universities in the table below:
1.University of Nigeria, NsukkaRussian
2.University of BeninAnatomy
3.University of CalabarBusiness Management
Theatre and Media Arts
Public Health
4.University of JosHistory and International Relations
Medical Laboratory Science
Science Laboratory Technology
5.Federal University of Technology, OwerriArchitecture
6.Modibbo Adama University of Technology, YolaBanking
7.Federal University of Technology, MinnaBiology Education
Chemistry Education
Geography Education
Industrial and Technical Education
Mathematics Education
Physics Education
8.University of AbujaAccounting
English Language
Agricultural Education
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Economics Education
Education (Social Science)
Geography Education
Integrated Science
Mathematics Education
9.Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, BauchiAutomobile Education
Building Technology Education
Business Education
Electrical Electronics Technology Education
Integrated Science
Industrial Design
Survey & Geo-informatics
Applied Geophysics
Engineering Physics
Physics Electronics
10.University of UyoEfik/Ibibio
11.Nnamdi Azikiwe UniversityNursing Science
Industrial/Production Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
12.University of Petroleum Resources, EffurunChemistry
Environmental Management & Toxicology
13.Federal University, WukariEnglish/Literary Studies
14.Rivers State University of Science & TechnologyQuantity Surveying
15.Ambrose Alli University, EkpomaMaterial & Production Engineering
Political Science
16.Abia State UniversityEnglish Language Education
French Education
Igbo Education
History Education
Religious Studies Education
Education (Library Studies/Igbo/English/Social Studies/Government)
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Economics Education
Geography Education
Guidance & Counselling
Mass Communication
17.Enugu State University of Science & TechnologyLibrary & Information Science
18.Olabisi Onabanjo UniversityChristian Religious Studies Education
History Education
Islamic Studies Education
Electrical Electronics Engineering
19.Ekiti State UniversityAfrican Traditional Religion
Religious Studies
Civil Engineering
20.Lagos State UniversityEnglish Language
21.Imo State University
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